About

I’m an investigative journalist based in Los Angeles who covers immigration and inequality.

I receive support for my reporting as a fellow with the Fund for Investigative Journalism and the USC Annenberg Center for Health Journalism. My front page story for the Miami Herald and El Nuevo Herald revealed that private companies are cashing in, and alleged abuse is proliferating, as the US government’s deportation flight program rapidly expands under Trump.

My articles and photographs have also been published by The Guardian, CNN/CNN en español, Univision/Univision in English, Fast Company, The American Prospect, the British Medical Journal and many other outlets.

I’m currently a staff reporter for Capital & Main, a nonprofit newsroom that covers the intersection of inequality and the major issues of our time.

Previously, I reported from Colombia and Brazil as a freelancer, mainly covering crime, corruption, social justice and security in the Americas.

While based in Medellín and Rio de Janeiro, I produced breaking news, features, profiles, investigations, photo reports, travel, opinion, long-form reports and journal articles. I reported on marginalized neighborhoods using hip hop and graffiti to prevent violence, US anti-choice groups threatening women’s rights in Latin America and women victimized by the Colombian conflict fighting for justice. I also worked for a year as a contributing writer for InSight Crime.

Before that, I worked in Washington DC as a researcher, writer, analyst and advocate on US foreign policy towards Latin America. As a fellow with the Center for International Policy I wrote blogs about security assistance. As a program associate with the Latin America Working Group, I attended high-level government meetings, produced a video project with Honduran migrants and conducted fieldwork in El Salvador for the publication of a widely-cited report, among many other projects. I also co-hosted and co-produced Periphery, a podcast on security and rights in the Americas. My work as a female foreign policy expert was featured by Foreign Policy Interrupted and Women in Foreign Policy.

I’m a Miami-born Cubana-Puertorriqueña. I’m fluent in English and Spanish, and have working proficiency in Brazilian Portuguese. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Global Affairs from George Mason University and a Master’s degree in Latin American Studies from Vanderbilt University.

I’m a member of Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE), the Ida B. Wells Society for Investigative Reporting and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ).

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The views expressed on this website are my own.

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